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Cars

Car firm flies Red Flag against Audi and BMW

Chairman Mao Zedong's Red Flag cars go on sale to the public today after a US$300 million overhaul, pitting the symbol of Communist privilege against Audi and BMW for the mainland's elite.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 4:33am

PetroChina's Kunlun invests billions as cars are converted to gas

Kunlun Energy, PetroChina's gas distribution and infrastructure unit, plans to invest HK$22 billion this year building gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing plants, as more petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles are converted to run on natural gas.

21 May 2013 - 4:53am

Geely roars past its sales growth target

Sales at mainland carmaker Geely Automobile in the first four months of this year are already well ahead of its target growth rate, the company said, and it predicted a strong second half as long as the government did not further limit new car sales.

17 May 2013 - 6:28am

Audi leaves luxury rivals trailing in China sales

Audi deliveries rose 13 per cent to 38,710 vehicles on the mainland and in Hong Kong in April, the company said on its website. Bayerische Motoren Werke, the world's largest luxury carmaker, reported an 11 per cent gain to 30,311 units in China, the firm said on its website. Daimler's Mercedes-Benz said sales increased 11 per cent to 16,241 units on the mainland and in Hong Kong.

16 May 2013 - 4:38am

Selfish car owners should be taught a costly lesson

We can't ban them, but nothing says we can't hit them hard. So why aren't we doing it? We have a gutless government. Tiny, overcrowded and polluted Hong Kong now has more than 500,000 private cars clogging our narrow streets.

That's outrageous when we have one of the world's best transport systems. Nobody needs a car here. Hongkongers own cars just for the sake of it.

8 May 2013 - 5:13am 9 comments

Bicycles part of the transport solution

Hong Kong boasts some of the world's most efficient and cleanest public transport systems. Given how small our city is compared to many major world cities, there is rarely a real need to own a car.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am 5 comments

Motoring: Infiniti concept car

To mark its 20th anniversary four years ago, Japanese carmaker Infiniti unveiled a concept car intended to embody the very essence of its design philosophy - the DNA to be instilled in all future models.

3 May 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment

China bans military licence plates on luxury cars

Under a new registration system, all military vehicles must be given new car plates by Wednesday, and blacklisted sedans include those made by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lincoln, Cadillac, Bentley, Jaguar and Porsche, as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton, according to a ministry website.

29 Apr 2013 - 8:10am 6 comments

Nissan says China sales to recover in three months despite island dispute

Nissan Motor, the Japanese carmaker that sells the most cars in China, expects sales in the world's largest car market to rebound within three months, as demand for Japanese-branded vehicles recovers.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:10am

Brilliance Auto expects sales to soar

Brilliance Auto, BMW's partner in China, expects sales to jump 24.34 per cent this year to 200,000 units despite health concerns over its cars. Allegations about the use of cancer-causing car components have plagued BMW and its German rivals, including Audi and Mercedes-Benz, since they were raised by a media report earlier this month.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

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